Head of Physical Education: Mr Thornalley


“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and intellectual activity.”


John F. Kennedy

Departmental Aims


Within the PE department we encourage lifelong learning and involvement in sports at any level to promote long term health and social benefits.  We believe that Physical Education has many benefits, including:


  • Improved physical fitness.


  • Skill and motor skills development.


  • Provides regular, physical activity.


  • Teaches self discipline.


  • Facilitates development of student responsibility for health and fitness.


  • Influence moral development, leadership, cooperate with others.


  • Enhances working together, solving problems and develops wide ranging social skills.


During Key Stage 3 students at JSTC study a wide range of activities in the 3 lessons of PE they receive each week.  Students are encouraged to build upon the knowledge, skills and understanding they have gained during Key Stage 2, becoming more competent and confident in their techniques.


Students are taught to use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents within competitive situations in both team and individual activities. Students also gain an understanding of body systems and the short and long term effects of exercise, along with the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle.

During Key Stage 4 students receive 2 lessons of PE each week and follow a broadly similar curriculum to that followed during Key Stage 3, however students will tackle more demanding and complex concepts in order to help them achieve their full potential.  A key focus is on encouraging students to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle and instilling the concept of life-long activity as students prepare to leave JSTC.


JSTC benefits from an enviable range of facilities, including a 4 badminton court sports hall, fitness suite, swimming pool, astro turf and playing fields.


Activities covered within the PE curriculum include:











Health Related Fitness




Rugby Union


Table tennis




Physical Education

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John Spendluffe Technology College

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